Breast Reduction Surgery San Diego 

Breast reduction procedure

Also known as reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.

If you’re living with large, pendulous breasts, having shoulder and back pain and deep strap marks on your shoulder that keep you from enjoying all that San Diego has to offer, consider breast reduction as one of your options to increase comfort and improve confidence. Dr. Moneer Jaibaji has many years of experience performing this procedure.

Breast reduction results

Breast reduction surgery is a very rewarding procedure; it will will improve the symptoms of shoulder, neck and back pain. It will, in addition, reduce the incidence of intertrigo ( rash and infection under the breasts).

Advantages of breast reduction

Breast reduction is designed to improve the appearance and symptoms of overly large breasts by reducing their size and reshaping them. Therefore, the surgery is specifically designed to relieve symptoms of pain and discomfort in the breasts, shoulders, neck and upper back. Moreover, Juvenile breast reduction is also an excellent procedure for teens experiencing breast hypertrophy.

The surgery will also lift the nipple, reduce the size of the areola, and corrects breast asymmetry.

Breast reduction consultation?

Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaibaji has the experience and the expertise to not only help you reduce the size of your breasts, but also improve their shape. During the consultation, the options for producing a more proportional appearance will be discussed.

What to expect from a breast reduction consultation:

  • Whether a mammogram or other work-up will be necessary prior to your breast reduction
  • Surgical technique specific to your anatomy
  • Size and location of incisions
  • Recovery
  • Risks


Breast reduction surgery

Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia. The breasts are marked before surgery. The patient is taken to the operating room. While under general anesthesia Dr. Jaibaji will remove the excess breast tissue, reposition the nipple areola complex to a lifted position. And then close the skin with dissolvable sutures.

The amout of tissue removed is usually weighed and equal amount of breast tissue taken from each breast. At the end of the procedure a special tape will be applied and a surgical bra is used. Drains are usually not used for breast reduction.

How long does the procedure take to complete

Breast reduction takes about 2-3 hours to complete. The surgery is usually performed at an out patient facility. However, Some patient may need to stay overnight at the facility for full recovery.


Breast reduction scars

The scars after breast reduction will depend on the type of reduction. In vertical scar breast reduction there is no cut at the fold under the breast and hence the scar is shorter. Non the less, scarring will vary from one patient to another. Some patient will have very good and thin scars and others may develop wide and think scars. Rarely, we see keloid scaring in breast reduction.


During your consultation with Dr. Jaibaji, the scars will be addressed. We recommend using scar treatment after surgery such as bioCorneum.


Can the breast get bigger after a reduction surgery?


Yes.  That happens in two situations; first if you gain significant weight. Second,  during pregnancy and nursing the breasts will enlarge.


Breast reduction recovery


Recovery from breast reduction is usually straightforward. You will be seen in the office the day after surgery. The dressings will be changed. The patient can shower the day after surgery and cn drive 5-7 days after. The pain is usually very variable. Most patient will have minimal pain that requires tylonol.

Other patients will require stronger pain medications. It is recommended that you wear a sports bra for about 6-8 weeks. Exercise can be resumed after 4 weeks. Returen to work will depend on the nature of your occupation. Dr. Jaibaji will advise you on work during your initial consultation.

Dr> Jaibaji will discuss with you the appropriate treatment of scar and how to minimize scarring.


Breast reduction cost?


Breast reduction is usually covered by your insurance. If you have no insurance, or the procedure is denied by your insurance carrier then the cost is $10,000- $12,000. If you elect to have additional procedures such as tummy tuck or liposuction, then the cost is higher. Financing is available with Care Credit when needed.



Breast reduction and lift

Breast reduction involved removal of significant amount of breast tissue to improve your symptoms. In contrast,  breast lift will remove a very limited amount of breast tissue  and is designed to reshape the breast after pregnancy and breast feeding. In both procedures the nipple will be lifted to the appropriate location.

2- Will my insurance cover breast reduction procedure?

Generally speaking, most insurances will cover breast reduction surgery. You have to meet the insurance criteria to get approved for the surgery. Breast reduction has to be a benefit in your policy to get the process started. You can check with your local plastic surgeon about the insurance requirement. Generally speaking, you have to have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. Your information will be submitted for the approval process.

Can a man get a breast reduction?

Yes. In men the condition is called gynecomastia or male boobs or male breast reduction. If the gynecomastia is large then a breast reduction surgery is required.

Liposuction’s Role in Breast Reduction Surgery

Liposuction can play a role in breast reduction surgery. It is commonly used to treat the axilla and remove fat from that area. This will help in reducing the size of  axillary skin and fat roll.

Liposuction is also used to remove the pre axillary fat pads. These are small swellings along the outer edge of the pectoralis muscle. Liposuction is performed by making a very small incision in the axilla.

Occasionally liposuction is used to remove breast fat as a sole technique for breast reduction.

Liposuction can also used to remove excess fat from other parts of the body during the breast reduction surgery. These areas include the waists, the abdomen and the neck.

Will I be able to breast feed after breast reduction?

Most women who undergo breast reduction will be able to breast feed. The incidence of breast feeding ism the same as women who had not had breast surgery.

There is however, one instance where a patient can not breast feed. This is after a free nipple graft. In this case, the nipple is detached completely from the breast and then grafted to the skin.

Will the nipple be detached during breast reduction?

This a common question. In general, the nipples will be moved to its new location without detaching it from the breast tissue. This has the advantage of maintaining nipple sensation and future breast feeding.


Breast reduction revision surgery

Breast reduction is normally performed to relieve symptoms of shoulder, neck and back pain. The results are usually very  satisfactory and complication rate is very low. 

However, Some women will require a breast reduction revision. The most common reasons for breast reduction revision are:

1- Inadequate  breast tissue removal.

2- Breast are too small or too much breast tissue removed.

3- Scar revision for thick, hypertrophic or keloid scars. This can be around the areola or         on the skin.

4- Removal of breast mass or fat necrosis. Most fat necrosis will resolve over a period           of 3 months to 6 months. If persist, then removal is necessary.

5- Nipple reconstruction for patient will nipple loss.

6- Balancing procedure; if one side is bigger.

7- Recurrence of the hypertrophy.



Breast reduction San Diego and Coronado


This is a 37 year old patient who was having shoulder, neck and back pain. Her pain was related to bilateral breast hypertrophy. During her consultation with Dr. Jaibaji, her goals were addressed. The procedure was explained to her in detail. The surgery was performed in an out patient settings. Her recovery was uneventful and she was pleased with the results.

Patient Age: 37

Patient Height: 5.5

Patient Weight: 177

Gender: Female, Age: 30, Height: 5′ 8″, Weight: 168 lbs, Months Post-Op: 6

Breast Surgery, Procedure Type: Breast Reduction

This patient, from San Diego, lost over 200 lbs following gastric bypass surgery. She underwent bilateral breast reduction and arm lift. The surgery was performed by Moneer Jaibaji, MD. Plastic and Aesthetic surgeon in San Diego

Gender: Female, Age: 27, Height: 5′ 4″, Weight: 160 lbs

Months Post-Op: 18

Breast Surgery

Procedure Type: Breast Reduction

This patient, from San Diego, had breast reduction, results are shown 18 months after surgery. The surgery was performed by Moneer Jaibaji, MD Plastic surgeon in San Diego, Coronado and La Mesa.

Gender: Female, Age: 26, Height: 5′ 6″, Weight: 172 lbs

Months Post-Op: 6

Breast Surgery San Diego,

Procedure Type: Breast Reduction San Diego, Coronado, La Jolla and La Mesa.

Pre-Op Cup Size: 34 DDD, Post-Op Cup Size: 34 C

This patient had breast reduction and liposuction of the axilla.

Gender: Female.

Breast Surgery San Diego.

Procedure Type:  Bilateral Breast Reduction.

This patient from, San Diego, had reduction of both breasts. The Surgery wad done by Moneer Jaibaji, MD, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in San Diego. Breast reduction, Nipple areola reduction, breast lift.

Gender: Female

Breast Surgery San Diego, California. Procedure Type: Breast Reduction.

This patient from San Diego was having shoulder, Neck and back pain related to large breasts. She had breast reduction performed by Dr. Jaibaji, MD in San Diego. Moneer Jaibaji, is a plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Serving San Diego, La Mesa, Coronado and La Jolla.

Gender: Female

Breast Surgery San Diego.

Procedure Type: Bilateral Breast Reduction.

This patient had bilateral beast reduction and liposuction of the axilla. 

Gender: Female, Age: 57, Height: 5′ 0″, Weight: 126 lbs.

Months Post-Op: 2.

Breast Surgery San Diego. Procedure Type: Bilateral Breast Reduction.

This patient, from San Diego, had breast asymmetry. She underwent bilateral breast reduction. The surgery was performed by Moneer Jaibaji, MD. Plastic and cosmetic surgeon in San Diego, Coronado and La Mesa. Pictures show before and after results. Breast asymmetry, nipple reduction and lift. 

This is a 38 year old, 5.2″ , 148 lb patient who was interested in breast reduction. She had bilateral breast hypertrophy. She saw Dr. Jaibaji, board certified plastic surgeon, at his San Diego office. The surgery performed was Weiss pattern breast reduction. Her post operative recovery was uneventful.

This is a 57 year old female patient from San Diego was having significant shoulder, neck and back pain. Her symptoms were related to breast hypertrophy. She also had repeated episodes of rash under the breasts.Her cup size was 48- G. She saw Dr. Jaibaji, board certified plastic surgeon, for a consult. During the consultation her hopes and desired were addressed and it was elected to perform bilateral breast reduction. During surgery about 1100 gm were removed from the left side and about 1300 gm from the right side. She also had liposuction of the sides of the chest. Her post operative recovery was uneventful and her symptoms of neck, shoulder and back pain improved significantly. Weight: 260, Height: 5.8.

This is a 30 year old patient from San Diego. She was having significant shoulder, neck and back pain. Her symptoms were related to breast hypertrophy. Her cup size was 38-DD. She Saw Dr. Jaibaji for a consult and after evaluating her concerns it was elected to perform bilateral breast reduction. She has breast asymmetry and that was also addressed in surgery. Her recovery was uneventful and her symptoms have improved significantly after the surgery. 

Breast reduction San Diego

This patient had breast asymmetry and shoulder pain. She had breast reduction and correction of asymmetry.

This patient had bilateral breast reduction with free nipple graft. About 4 pounds was removed from each side,

This patient had breast reduction several years ago and was concerned about the shape and size of the breast. She underwent revision breast reduction.


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